Trans. Mar 12 12:51 ET (Mar 12 12:51 ET ) Not long ago, Dwight Howard was the undisputed best center in the NBA, a perennial MVP candidate in Orlando, a dominant force in the paint and the leagues top defensive player by a wide margin. Also, when you look at his positioning, his ability to read things, very, very good, Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said. Bulls sixth man Taj Gibson chimed in: I think hes having a great year.
Dwight Howard hit just 4-of-12 shots and 1-of-6 free throws for nine points, 10 rebounds and a block in Tuesday's loss to the Thunder.
The Scoop:Howard was supposed to dominate against the center-less Thunder, but Steven Adams played great defense against Howard, and the opposite of domination was a result for Dwight. Adams had two points, eight rebounds and two blocks in the win, and Howard is probably a little embarrassed about how things went tonight. Look for him to bounce back on Thursday against Joakim Noah and the Bulls.
Rockets big men Omer Asik and Terrence Jones spent some time working on the court Saturday afternoon with Houston Rockets legend Hakeem Olajuwon. Olajuwon, who was part of the Rockets' presentation to help Dwight Howard make the decision to come to join the Rockets, was sitting courtside for the Rockets dominant, 112-86 win over the Pacers on Friday night. "It's just a great learning experience, I mean he's a Hall-of-Famer," Terrence Jones said.